"Four to one baby / One on four / Which of these legends gets out alive?" OK, we're paraphrasing a bit, but the fact is only Van Morrison or the Doors can move onto the May 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame finals, since they're pitted against each other in this week's semifinals. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
The feud between drummer John Densmore and his remaining bandmates from the Doors – keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger - has played out in the press for the past decade. Now in his new book, ‘The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial,’ Densmore offers up his very personal account of the lawsuits and the often very public battle he’s endured.
The first round of the May 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame includes two '60s bands that have shaped and influenced rock music for more than 45 years. The winner will go on to tackle other legendary artists to determine who'll be the third act immortalized in Ultimate Classic Rock's Hall of Fame.
Doors drummer John Densmore has been making the publicity rounds for his new tell-all memoir, 'The Doors: Unhinged -- Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial.'
The final round of the April 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame election features two of the most influential bands in rock history pitted against each other. Either the Beatles or the Doors will be enshrined along with last month's inductees, the Kinks. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
Should the remaining members of the Doors reunite (it seems unlikely), drummer John Densmore knows who he'd want to fill Jim Morrison's space in front of the microphone. It's not clear if he's being cute or funny, but during a recent radio interview he said Jimmy Fallon could get the job done.
If you thought the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame semifinals would get easier after we made you choose between the Beatles and the Who, we've got bad news for you. Your next task is to decide if the Doors or Cream is more worthy of moving on. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
Like so many other classic bands from the '60s, the Doors truly were a sum of their parts. But more than any of their contemporaries, they came dangerously close to being overshadowed by the magnetic presence of Jim Morrison, one of rock's original swaggering rock gods. He got most of the attention -- much
He's been dead for decades -- and the subject of countless retrospectives ever since -- but that doesn't mean we've heard and seen everything Jim Morrison committed to tape before he passed away. The latest example? A newly unearthed candid interview the Doors front man gave to director and journalist Howard Smith in 1969.